Youth Initiative Names Kevin West 2017 Champion

The Youth Initiative of Adams County presented Kevin West, School District 27J Director of Intervention Services, with the 2017 Youth Initiative Champion Award at their recent Catalyst for Change Breakfast on Friday, September 15, 2017. The purpose of the Champion Award is to recognize leaders, partners, and organizations who: Demonstrate a strong vision and driving […]

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First Target Set for Adams County Youth Postsecondary Enrollment & Completion

Our Community Leaders Council (CLC) met recently to review postsecondary enrollment and completion data for Adams County Youth as it relates to Certifications, Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and Master’s Degrees. Understanding that current data are limited to that which is available to us through the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) from the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) and the National Student Clearinghouse […]

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Becky’s Blog: Culture of Continuous Improvement Supports Gains in Student Achievement – Featuring Dr. Richard Patterson, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends,  . Within this blog, we are delighted to share about exciting gains in student achievement that our friends at School District 27J’s Otho E. Stuart Middle School are experiencing. Former principal, and now Director of Student Achievement and Professional Learning for the district, credits these gains to the culture of Continuous Improvement developed within the […]

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Reflections of Youth Coming Soon

Reflections of Youth… One way we are working to keep youth at the center is by simply listening. We listen to understand, allowing our partners to identify the root causes of the problems they’ve identified and bring youth into the changemaking process to help inform the work we do. But this goes beyond just having […]

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Becky’s Blog: “Youth at the Center of our Work” – Featuring Ashley Edinger, Guest Blogger

Greetings Friends, Here at ACYI, we have been intently focused on supporting authentic youth engagement and ensuring that youth are at the center of our work. We clearly understand that a “customer-minded” approach that focuses on the “customer” themselves influencing and participating in the process, is critical to helping improve outcomes. After all, they are […]

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We’re Stepping Up Our Support to Empower Data Driven Decision Making: Introducing ACYI’s New Data Director

We are stepping up our support to empower even more data driven decision making to take place across the ACYI Partnership. To that end, we are delighted to introduce Daniel Archuleta, ACYI’s new Data Director, who will help make this happen. asd As the Data Director for the ACYI Partnership, Daniel is responsible for supporting […]

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‘Adams County Works’ Team Refining Process to Help Close the Attainment Gap

Students in Adams County are enrolling in postsecondary opportunities at a rate less than their peers across the state. Particularly, students of color who are enrolling behind their white peers. “For many students of color a major barrier is their lack of connectedness with university and colleges,” said Dr. Will Mellion of Metro State University’s […]

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